Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

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ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 2 - Resonance - 2.3 The Two Commandments - Problems - Page 26: 2.5


This arrow respects both first and second commandment.

Work Step by Step

1. The tail of the arrow is on a double bond. 2. Initially, the carbon has 3 bonds and 0 lone pairs (positive formal charge). After the arrow, the carbon will have 4 bonds and 0 lone pairs, which completely respects the octet rule.
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